By Leonard Gomella, Steven Haist, Aimee Adams
SAFELY PRESCRIBE AND ADMINISTER greater than 1,400 OF the medicine usually utilized in medical perform WITH THIS ULTRA-CONVENIENT POCKET GUIDE!
- Organized alphabetically via known drug identify
- Common makes use of, mechanisms of motion, dosages (adult and pediatric), warnings/precautions, shape provided, and notes/common unwanted effects
- Summaries of FDA "Black field" precautions and contraindications
- Includes an inventory of the medicines equipped by way of drug type
- Covers ordinary and natural brokers
- Updated to mirror new medicines, removing of substances taken off the marketplace, new formulations, and adjustments in authorized use of latest medications
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Disp: Tabs, susp SE: May cause ↑ Mg2+ in renal insuff, constipation, D Notes: Doses qid best given pc & hs Aluminum Hydroxide + Magnesium Hydroxide & Simethicone (Mylanta, Mylanta II, Maalox Plus) [OTC] Uses: *Hyperacidity w/ bloating* Action: Neutralizes gastric acid & defoaming Dose: Adults. 10–20 mL or 2–4 tabs PO qid or PRN Peds. ] Contra: Mg2+, sensitivity Disp: AlOH 80 mg/Mg trisilicate 20 mg/tab SE: ↑ Mg2+ in renal insuff, constipation, D Notes: May affect absorption of some drugs Amantadine (Symmetrel) Uses: *Rx or prophylaxis influenza A, parkinsonism, & drug-induced EPS* (Note: Do not use for Influenza A in the US—increased resistance) Action: Prevents release of infectious viral nucleic acid into host cell; releases dopamine from intact dopaminergic terminals Dose: Adults.
Ca2+ & vitamin D supl necessary for regular tab 32 Alfentanil Alfentanil (Alfenta) [C-II] Uses: *Adjunct in the maint of anesthesia; analgesia* Action: Short-acting narcotic analgesic Dose: Adults & Peds >12 y. ]; w/severe renal impair Disp: Tabs 150, 300 mg SE: D, abd pain, dyspepsia, GERD, cough, ↑ K+, angioedema, ↓ BP Allopurinol (Zyloprim, Lopurin, Aloprim) Uses: *Gout, hyperuricemia of malignancy, uric acid urolithiasis* Action: Xanthine oxidase inhibitor; ↓ uric acid production Dose: Adults.
Peds. 5–1 mg/kg dose q4–6h (guide: 3–6 y, 5 mL/dose; 7–12 y, 10 mL/dose); ↓ in renal/hepatic impair Caution: [C, +] Alcoholic liver Dz Contra: G6PD deficiency Disp: Tabs 300 mg APAP + codeine; caps 325 mg APAP + codeine; susp (C-V) APAP 120 mg + codeine 12 mg/5 mL SE: Drowsiness, dizziness, N/V Notes: Codeine in No. 3 = 30 mg, No. 4 = 60 mg Acyclovir 29 Acetazolamide (Diamox) Uses: *Diuresis, glaucoma, prevent high-alti- tude sickness, refractory epilepsy* Action: Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor; ↓ renal excretion of hydrogen & ↑ renal excretion of Na+, K+, HCO3–, & H2O Dose: Adults.